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as in preparatory
coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows we need to do some preliminary research in order to properly focus the experiment

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as in prelude
a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event a meeting to discuss seating arrangements that was merely a preliminary to the formal negotiating sessions

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“Preliminary.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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